Definitions for: Twain


[n] two items of the same kind



Webster (1913) Definition: Twain, a. & n. [OE. twein, tweien, tweyne, AS.
tw[=e]gen, masc. See Two.]
Two; -- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in
poetry and burlesque. ``Children twain.'' --Chaucer.

And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with
him twain. --Matt. v. 41.

In twain, in halves; into two parts; asunder.

When old winder split the rocks in twain. --Dryden.

Twain cloud. (Meteor.) Same as Cumulo-stratus.

Synonyms: brace, couple, couplet, distich, doubleton, duad, duet, duo, dyad, pair, span, twosome, yoke

See Also: 2, deuce, II, two

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